Representatives of Serbs in Kosovo have shown they can fight and not allow themselves to be merely “a part of folklore,” Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric said, commenting on the possibility of early parliamentary elections in Kosovo, Serbian media report.
“They resigned, they left the institutions. They also fight in the streets. You saw a month of protest in Kosovska Mitrovica. They told me yesterday that they plan to continue with this and continue with institutional and non-institutional methods of fighting for the Serb rights, and will have our support,” Djuric underlined.
Speaking for Prva TV, Djuric added that Serbia is working on 141 projects in Kosovo and Metohija.
A wellness and spa center will be opened on Wednesday in Banjska, a new kindergarten the day after, while the keys of 48 social apartments for large families would be handed out tomorrow.
Djuric met yesterday with the Serb political representatives in Zvecan, including Srpska Lista, all outgoing mayors, local assemblies’ councilors, Kosovo Assembly MPs, representatives of the Clinical and Health Centre in Mitrovica North, Trepca as well as directors of companies in the Serbian system, KoSSev portal reports.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic addressed gathered participants over the phone, conveying a message of unity and support of the entire Serbia to them. Djuric also underlined Serbs could hear that Serbia stands united by its people in Kosovo, while intentions to diminish Serbian unity would fail. He also noted that Pristina needs to revoke the tariffs in order to continue the dialogue,
Commenting on announced protest “One in Five Million” that would take place in Mitrovica North on Saturday, February 2, Djuric said that Mitrovica North is not a place for division and told the leaders of the opposition Alliance for Serbia (SZS), whom he called “political profiters and manipulators” to avoid this city.
“If there is somebody protesting in other parts of Serbia or dividing people based on political or other backgrounds, there is simply no room for that here,” Djuric told Prva TV.